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Blessing of the Bikes

April 18, 2013
Emmetsburg News

WEST BEND -- "Blessing of the Bikes" rally at the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend is rite of spring. The annual event will be held Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m.

Believers of all faiths are invited to attend this interdenominational service to pray for a safe and secure riding season as motorcycle traffic increases in the coming months.

"This is a unique event held at the Grotto each year that brings riders from all over north central Iowa," said Heather Marreel, a member of the Grotto Board of Directors. "It's a great time for fellowship as riders get their bikes ready for the warmer weather."

Even those who do not ride motorcycles are invited to attend event. The day also provides the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Grotto, have lunch at the Grotto Cafe and visit the gift shop.

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